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23 June 2006 The Thirty Meter Telescope site testing robotic computer system
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The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project is currently testing six remote sites as candidates for the final location of the telescope. Each site has several instruments, including seeing monitors, weather stations, and turbulence profile measuring systems, each of which is computer controlled. As the sites are remote (usually hours from the nearest town), they requires a system that can control the operations of all the varied subsystems, keep the systems safe from damage and recover from errors during operation. The robotic system must also be robust enough to operate without human intervention and when internet connections are lost. It is also critical that a data archiving system diligently records all data as gathered. This paper is a discussion of the TMT site testing robotic computer system as implemented.
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Reed L. Riddle, Matthias Schöck, and Warren Skidmore "The Thirty Meter Telescope site testing robotic computer system", Proc. SPIE 6267, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes, 62671Q (23 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672658;


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